Exhibition on Display: September 4 - November 7, 2020
Marlene & Spencer Hays Foundation Gallery
Group Exhibition, co-curated by Raymond Wyatt and Shauna Benoit
The new exhibition, titled "Our Faces, Our Voices," opening at the
Fort Worth Community Art Center, will feature self-portraits from 15
different minority artists of various styles and mediums local to the
DFW Metroplex. This art exhibit is co-curated by Raymond Wyatt and Shauna Benoit.
This exhibition is proud to feature artworks by Jeremy Biggers, Ari Brielle,
Dr. Valerie Bennett Gillespie, Riley Holloway, Amanda Jackson, Jerry Lynn,
Stacie Monday, JD Moore, Abi Salami, Armando Sebastian, Madelyn Sneed Grays,
Susan Sponsler-Carstarphen, Desiree Vaniecia, James Zamora, and Stephen Zhang.
These artists' mediums range from traditional oil paint to photography/video,
giving them an unbound expression of their voice.
Minority men and women have historically been underrepresented in western art.
According to a recent study of 18 museums across the U.S., it is estimated
that 85% of the art in the museum's collections are by white artists. The past
few years have seen a divergence from this as more artists of color gain
national notoriety for their talent and accomplishments. This exhibition seeks
to highlight the extraordinary talents of some of the area's local artists.
Previously, “master” artists used self-portraits to demonstrate their ability
and announce their place within society, their chosen vocation, and artistic
style. This collection of self-portraits come from artists who themselves
grew up lacking representation of people that looked like them and role
models within the art world. In their way, each artist has been giving a voice
to aspects of history previously untold and changing the way we see the world
and their place in it.